Course Title Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship
Level: 2
Code M05-A

Overview of the Course

The content of this course covers: People – you will develop communication skills with colleagues and customers. Business – you will gain an understanding of the importance of food costing and yields, budgets and targets. Food Safety – you will develop food safety awareness. Food Groups – you will be able to recognise and understand the different food groups and know the quality aspects of each. Technical skills – you will develop technical skills in the kitchen environment, knowing the different cuts of food commodities. Communication – you will enhance your skills in a kitchen environment and understand the importance of this skill during the preparation, cooking and serving of food items. Food Preparation – you will develop your practical skills in the kitchen, improving your awareness of taste, nutrition, diets and food allergens. Technology – you will understand how this plays apart in the development of menu items. Additional activities will include: Short course on food safety, visits to local markets and catering establishment, opportunity to represent the college at various catering competitions and the opportunity of visits abroad to develop your cultural awareness of food. This course will involve 20% of your time to be dedicated to off the job training.

What are the entry requirements?

Initial assessment and diagnostic testing on maths and English will take place prior to commencement of apprenticeship.


Advanced Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery.

Course Duration

18 months.

Apprentice Benefits

  •  Earn while you learn
  •  Learning skills that employers want
  •  Excellent progression routes
  •  Increase career opportunities and earning potential
  •  Improve your confidence

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a vital part of your apprenticeship. They provide the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. Functional skills are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and the level you will work towards will depend on the previous qualifications you have achieved, the results of an assessment prior to your apprenticeship and the requirements of the apprenticeship you are completing. If you have not already achieved Level 2 English and maths you must study for and take the tests for Level 2 English and maths and achieve level 1 English and maths for Level 2 Apprenticeship.


Your assessor will visit you on a regular basis and support you with developing your electronic portfolio which is used as evidence for your end point assessment. At these meetings observations, question and answer sessions and reviews will take place. End point assessment: You will access the end point assessment after discussion with your employer and assessor, where entry requirements are checked, assessed and verified, this will include checking that the required level of English and maths has been achieved. The Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard end test will consist of the following: On demand test, Practical observation in your working environment,Cutlery challenge observation under exam conditions and Professional Discussion. The apprenticeship includes Pass and Distinction grades with the final grade based on your combined performance in each assessment activity. In order to pass you are required to pass each of the four assessments.

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